Subverting the Present, Imagining the Future: Insurrection, Movement, Commons

Subverting the Present, Imagining the Future: Insurrection, Movement, Commons

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ISBN-13: 9781570271847
Publisher: Autonomedia
Publication date: 11/01/2009
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Werner Bonefeld specializes in critical political economy and social theory. He has taught at the Universities of Frankfurt and Edinburgh, and more recently he conducted post-graduate seminars at the Universities of Puebla and Buenos Aries. His work contributed to the development of the internationally recognised Open Marxism school. He is a professor in the Department of Politics at the University of York, England, and teaches a variety of topics, including State, Economy and Society and Karl Marx. His lectures at the University of Buenos Aires will be published in 2010. With Michael Heinrich he is currently completing a book on critical theory and political economy, forthcoming in German in 2010, and with Christine Achinger (Warwick) and Marcel Stoetzler (Manchester) he is editing a critical volume on Antisemitism for publication in 2011. Bonefeld is the editor of SUBVERTING THE PRESENT, IMAGINING THE FUTURE: INSURRECTION, MOVEMENT, COMMONS (2007) and REVOLUTIONARY WRITING: COMMON SENSE ESSAYS IN POST-POLITICAL POLITICS (2003), both from Autonomedia.

Table of Contents


Subverting the Present, Imagining the Future: Insurrection, Movement, & Commons Werner Bonefeld 7

Part I Primitive Accumulation: A Debate on History, Social Constitution & Struggle

1 The New Enclosures Midnight Notes Collective 13

2 Marx and Primitive Accumulation: The Continuous Character of Capital's "Enclosures" Massimo De Angelis 27

3 The Permanence of Primitive Accumulation: Commodity Fetishism and Social Constitution Werner Bonefeld 51

4 Primitive Accumulation in Marxism. Historical or Trans-historical Separation from Means of Production? Paul Zarembka 67

5 History and Social Constitution: Primitive Accumulation is not Primitive Werner Bonefeld 77

6 Capitalism and Reproduction Mariarosa Dalla Costa 87

Part II Subversion In Everyday Life: Movements, Currents & Class Struggle

7 Dancing Amidst the Flames: Imagination and Self-Organization in a Minor Key Stevphen Shukaitis 99

8 Anti-Capitalist Movements The Leeds May Day Group 115

9 Deep Currents Rising: Some Notes on the Global Challenge to Capitalism Harry Cleaver 127

10 The Crisis of the Classical Canon of the Class Form and Social Movements in Latin America Sergio Tischler 161

Part III The Question of The Multitude: Argentina, Mexico, & United States

11 The War on Terrorism and the US Working Class: From Sept. 11, 2001 to the "Si Se Puede" Insurrection of 2006 George Caffentzis 179

12 Reinventing an/other anti-capitalism in Mexico: The Sixth Declaration of the EZLN and the "Other Campaign" Patrick Cuninghame 203

13 Lessons from a Journey: The Piquetero Movement in Argentina Ana Cecelia Dinerstein 231

14 For a Compositional Analysis ofthe Multitude Nick Dyer-Witheford 247

Index 267

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